Tomatina: The funniest tomato war.

The Tomatina is one of the most lasting wars in human history, celebrated since 1945. It all began with a dispute between the people of the town and a local vegetable stand. Just like that, by chance, one of the world’s most famous festivities began.

Tomatina. Funniest Tomato War.

The Tomatina festivities are celebrated on the final Wednesday of August in the Valencian town of Buñol. Every year, 22,000 people gather to throw almost 150 tonnes of tomatoes.

It all begins at 10 am, with the first event, known as ‘ham pole’. This challenge involves climbing a pole, covered in soap, to reach a ham, which hangs at the very top, like a flag. Once someone has managed to get the prized ham, a firecracker sounds until 11 am, signalling the opening of the battle of the century. The rest is history.

Taronja Spanish School goes every year to the Tomatina with its students. We get up early for a typical Valencian brunch, to give us energy for the battle that awaits. The great Chef Nando prepares us delicious sandwiches, which are always devoured with great enthusiasm.

After eating, our troops direct themselves to the battle, well-equipped with goggles, clothes for the occasion, and all types of curious objects. Ah, but there are also rules and, like in any battle, people must enter educated!

  1. You must not throw objects.
  2. You must not tear the clothing of other participants.
  3. Tomatoes must be crushed before they are thrown,
  4. Be careful of the trucks that bring in the tomatoes!
  5. Bring your worst clothing. You won’t see it again.
  6. Waterproof cameras only, of course.

We really recommend this unique experience to you: fun and truly special. We leave you with a video summary of the event. Get ready!

La Tomatina is always on the last Wednesday in August.

Study Spanish this summer and enjoy one of the craziest experiences: ¡LA TOMATINA!

Enrolment Fee: 39€

1 Week Spanish Course (20 lessons): 195€

Tomatina Pack (brunch + ticket): 40€

TOTAL: 235€

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TatevikMar
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Intensiv course spanish Spent a wonderful week here and met wonderful people. All teachers are extremely friendly and courteous. Thanks for everything<3
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45545
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Amazing summer learning Spanish with Taronja I was here for two months in summer and had a really positive experience. I actually booked only for one month but ended up extending for an extra month. The classes were fun, interesting, and I felt comfortable talking, learning, (and making mistakes), with my classmates mad teachers. You need an intital assesment of your spanish skills (quick questionnaire, and a couple of minutes speaking) and then get placed into a class for your level. However, if it is too difficult, or easy, there is no problem with changing class, and I found the staff, and the headteacher, Jenny, very friendly and easy to talk to, and always happy to help with anything.
It is easy to make friends, which is important if you are coming here on your own (like me) and there were social acitivties every night. These ranged from paella nights, language exchanges, and generally drinking and socialising. Always fun. I was here in summer which would offer a bigger social life compared to low-season/ winter etc.
The lessons are varied and you use handouts, quiz games, group tasks, videos, songs, etc, in order to learn in a varied way.
I would recommend to anyone who values a more fun and social atmosphere to learn and I definitely feel like I improved a lot. In 2 months, I went from a low A2, to a B1 level, and I had a lot of practice actually speaking the Spanish that I had learned.
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ciscaf
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Zeer goede en leuke school Samen met mijn echtgenoot 1 week intensief Spaanse les gevolgd. Alles goed geregeld, modern lesmateriaal en prettige manier van (interactief) lesgeven. Fijne school voor jong en ‘oud’! Hoewel wij veelal niet deelnamen aan de activiteiten zijn ze erg leuk, zeker voor jongeren! Deze school is echt een aanrader!
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Hristina Yordanova
Estupenda escuela, amables profesores, muchas actividades y una experiencia de vida fenomenal! I did an intensive course at Taronja last summer and all I can say is it was an amazing, unforgettable experience. Everything is organised very well, relaxed study environment and a certain way to make you love the language even more. Very sociable, amusing and the location is just perfect. Not to mention that Valencia is such a lovely place that since then I have been dreaming of moving there for good. I will definitely do a course there again and I would recommend it to everyone :-)))
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Nataly Janacova
Last year I attended a Spanish course in Valencia. Before I made my decision where to go to improve my language I had got very good references about Taronja school. I did not hesitate to go there. My experience with educational process, free time activities at school was very positive. All teaches were well-trained, friendly and very skillful. The classes were full of fun and plenty of new information. Tuesday paella parties were great. All the food prepared by Fernando those days and during the cuisine classes was really delicious! The cultural lessons, walking tours were very interesting. However, the best discovery I made in Valencia thanks to Taronja was the Micro Theatre, which I will certainly visit each time I am in this marvelous city again! I want to thank a lot all school staff for their enthusiasm and kind support! Looking forward to seeing you again in September! Natalia (Slovakia)
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Ruth Weinheimer
Liebevoll und leidenschaftlich geführte Sprachschule mit qualitativ sehr hohem, abwechslungsreichem Unterricht und sehr engagierten Lehrern. Man kann schnell und intensiv mit viel Spaß unheimlich viel lernen. Vielen Dank!
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Lucia Angrisani
Profesores fantásticos, locations super bien....Todo perfecto!!!
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sanderd617
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4 weken Spaans cursus bij Taronja De Taronja school is een leuk, kleurrijk gebouw, gelegen in het centrum van Valencia. De lessen zijn interessant en productief en de leraren zijn behulpzaam en wat me opviel, erg jong. De lesmethode die Taronja gebruikt beviel me zeer en is voor mij een van de redenen om binnenkort terug te gaan. De activiteiten die elke week gepland worden rondom de lessen zorgen ervoor dat je meer te weten komt over de Spaanse cultuur en helpen mee aan je ontwikkeling in de Spaanse taal. Na vier weken 20 uur per week les te hebben gehad en aan een groot deel van de activiteiten deel genomen te hebben heb ik een zekere basis Spaans opgebouwd en heeft me alleen maar gemotiveerd om er beter in te worden. De accommodaties die de school aanbiedt zijn centraal gelegen en op loopafstand van de school en omringd door genoeg restaurants om je 's avonds te redden. Taronja wil ik zeker aanraden aan iedereen die niet alleen Spaans wil leren maar daarnaast een geweldige tijd wil beleven in Valencia.
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